ON Sunday morning around 8am, two cyclists were having an enjoyable ride returning home via Kragga Kamma Road on what they thought was a beautiful morning. Just as they were approaching the Welcome Ave/Theescombe turnoff a car coming towards them started drifting over the centre line to the cyclists' side of the road.
I was the cyclist in front and could only watch in horror as the car did not correct to the left and continued at speed towards us.
I was only able to scream a warning and veer off the road, and then hear the horrendous thump when the car hit Clem Morris head on ("Cyclist killed in hit-and-run", October 8).
I would like to thank the wonderful people who stopped to assist and who could bear witness to the horrific event. In particular Judith Reid and Tess Gebers, who took charge and phoned the emergency services, to Peter Dawson, Marcus and Tony Oshry, who were on the scene almost immediately and gave me wonderful support, Gary Schewitz and his Atlas team, and the paramedics who were prompt and efficient, to all the other people whose names I unfortunately cannot remember and the woman who offered me sugar water, the caring was fantastic.
It is however regrettable that the person who wrote the lead article in The Herald on Monday took so little trouble to find out what actually happened and therefore reported incorrect details.
Robert Burton, Walmer, Port Elizabeth
MY sincere condolences go out to the family of Clem Morris and indeed to the cyclists who witnessed the horrific accident. As reported in yesterday's apology and correction on the front page of The Herald, Mr Morris's family was understandably too distraught to speak to our reporter. The reporter spent the entire Sunday trying to speak to as many people as possible about the accident, but in the end we had to rely on the police spokesman's incorrect information. We will be addressing these errors with senior police as we know it is hurtful to the family. – The editor